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Check out these HP Networking Session Highlights at HP Discover Las Vegas


By Teri Shiozaki, Social Media Manager, @TeriAtHP


Teri_croppedHS_042013.JPGWhile at HP Discover, be sure and check out these sessions to learn more about HP Networking solutions and products. We hope you have a great week and we look forward to talking with you and building a better enterprise, together. For a complete session list and descriptions, please see the session catalog for Networking.


Tuesday, June 11

Why Software-Defined Networking changes everything

Bethany Mayer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, HP Networking
What is Software Defined Networking, how it works and why it’s going to matter to every business
Software Defined Networking (SDN) is the most disruptive innovation to the network status quo in the last 40 years. It will transform how IT designs and manages networks, and it will revolutionize how you deliver applications and services to your business. With the most complete portfolio in the industry, HP has outlined the broadest vision for how to maximize the potential of SDNs. Bethany Mayer will help you not only understand what SDNs are and how they work, but most importantly, why they matter to your business.


12:45 – 1:05 pm
Innovation Theater


HP’s Software-defined Networking and Solution offering
Steve Brar
HP has been a supporter of software-defined networking since 2007 with the inception of the OpenFlow protocol. Over the past several years, HP has extended its leadership in OpenFlow support, SDN Control Plane and SDN application solutions. Come learn about the latest and greatest SDN solutions from HP.


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Demo Theater 1


Software-defined Networking Solutions deployed today
Eric Holton and Steve Brar
Software-defined networking is real, and there are real customers deploying SDN applications today. Learn about these deployments and see a live demonstration of an SDN application that uses OpenFlow.


2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Demo Theater 1


What Is Software-defined Networking?
Eric Holton
Software-defined networking has picked up momentum over the last year. However, the term is often misused or misinterpreted. Come learn what SDN really means, based upon broad industry consensus, and learn more about how to build SDN architectures.


3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Demo Theater 1


Hands on Lab/Roundtable:


Building standards-based data center fabrics with TRILL
Jeff Lim
Come see how to build 40 Gig data center TRILL fabric using HP's latest FlexFabric core switching solutions. Note: This session will be a demo. There is not a hands-on component.


1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sands 202


HP Intelligent Management Center custom scripting
Aaron Paxson, Chris Young, Lindsay Hill

HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) manages ~6,000 devices out of the box. What if your network includes devices that are not natively supported by IMC? We'll walk through how to create scripts for configuration management for a new device. We will also show how to add a button to IMC to run a custom function, such as clearing port-security alerts on a specific interface? We will show you how to do any other repetitive task that you'd like your helpdesk to be able to easily run, without needing CLI access. This session will cover script writing, debugging and troubleshooting. We will also introduce a public repository of custom scripts, developed by IMC users. These extend the functionality of IMC to support a wide range of devices.


1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sands 402


Impact of innovation on IT culture & skills

Rebekah Harvey
How will new technologies such as cloud and big data impact your team and your role? Join HP ExpertOne director of learning product management Rebekah Harvey as we explore the impacts of innovation on IT organizational structure, roles and responsibilities as organizations shift towards a service-oriented, business-centric environment. We’ll discuss how to optimize your IT skills to put technology into a business context and maximize the success of your critical IT projects.


2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Murano 3201B


HP Networking Booth Demonstrations (Tuesday – Thursday)

Noon – 4:00 pm


Simplify branch complexity
2920 switch series
Simplify, scale & secure BYOD
Wireless networks for a BYOD world
Secure campuses w/ SDN Sentinel
FlexNetwork architecture guide
Unlock the power of SDN
Simplify UC&C w/ SDN
Accelerate service delivery w/ IMC
Simplify & secure VM traffic
Raise the bar on router resiliency
Next generation DC fabrics
Network virtualization for clouds


Book signing:


On Tuesday through Thursday from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, get your HP FlexNetwork Reference Architecture Guide and HP ASE Wireless Networks Study Guide signed in the ExpertOne Lounge.




Wednesday, June 12

Track keynote:


Embrace the future of data center networking
Bethany Mayer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, HP Networking
Conrad Menezes, Vice President, Network and Information Security, Sears Holdings Corp
HP is transforming the networking industry with the most complete software-defined network fabric. Sears is changing the way people shop. According to industry analysts, 30 years of network design principles have kept virtual network infrastructure at bay. This is constraining data centers as more than 80 percent of all traffic is between servers, and up to 80 percent of end-user traffic will move to the WAN by 2014. Preventing agility is the manual box-by-box administration of networks known as human middleware. Learn about data center networking innovations that simplify, scale and automate the network to enable virtualization, big data and cloud. Joining Bethany will be Conrad Menezes, vice president, Network and Information Security, Sears Holdings Corp. Sears deployed HP data center network solutions in creating a large-scale private cloud that is increasing agility to modernize the way people shop – at the store, online and in the home. Conrad from Sears will talk about their journey to a modern network so that its Members and customers can “Shop Your Way.”


10:30 am – 11:30 am
Palazzo O




BYOD the HP way
Erik Papir
Today’s IT Managers, directors and CIO’s are faced with increased challenges in managing the data explosion over their campuses while embracing and including BYOD. HP has taken a holistic approach to solving BYOD challenges by offering a broad solution that goes beyond secure access to the network. The HP unified BYOD solution is the industry’s only one to deliver secure device onboarding, provisioning, and monitoring, through a single management application.


Noon – 1:00 pm
San Polo 3502


How SDN promises to transform network provisioning for Microsoft Lync
Manfred Arndt, Mak Bhagwat, Pascal Menezes
Your network is key to unlocking the full potential of Microsoft Lync for Unified Communications and Collaboration. Configuring networks to deliver IP voice and video is a complex and tedious process with the box-by-box command line interface on today’s networks. The HP UC&C SDN application uses information passed from an SDN API developed as a proof of concept on the Microsoft Lync Server. What does this mean? Calls always have land-line clarity. Video is smooth, not choppy. PowerPoint presentations on a shared desktop transition smoothly. This is magic. Come hear from HP and Microsoft how this works and how you can get started today.


Noon – 1:00 pm
San Polo 3402


Modernize your data center with HP Networking
Ahmad Zamer
This session will explore the business and technical benefits of running HP server, storage and cloud solutions over HP’s FlexNetwork Architecture.


Noon – 1:00 pm
Lido 3003


Is your network ready for mobile devices?
Steve Brar
In today’s world, mobile devices are everywhere and are used for personal and business applications. Most professionals own multiple mobile devices, such as smart-phones, tablets and lap-tops and want to use these devices for business purposes. In this session, HP will share BYOD strategies and solutions that can be deployed today.


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Palazzo J


5 select criteria for DC vendors
Andre Kindness, David Newman, John Gray
Economic pressures have forced organizations to start architecting automated data centers, which require discrete components. Today’s network evolution demands a new architectural approach to the data center and a fabric that reduces network complexity and improves performance, scale and efficiencies while lowering expenses. In this two-part session, Forrester will share recent findings from “The Forrester Wave™: Data Center Networking Hardware, Q1 2013,” which offers a systematic approach to guide IT professionals as they evaluate data center networking vendors. Then, Network Tests’ David Newman will provide functional and performance testing recommendations that IT professionals should consider as they develop networking test plans. We will discuss 10/40 GbE fabric performance and scaling, network latency and resiliency and the implications of next-generation data centers when delivering cloud services.


4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
San Polo 3502


HP Networking reference architecture best practices
Erik Papir
HP Networking reference architectures are designed to help you integrate HP's FlexNetwork architecture into your network with ease and efficiency. In this session, we will discuss deployment best practices and vertical solutions.


4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Lido 3004


Theater Presentations:


BYOD and mobility solutions
Gladys Alegre-Kimura
Bring your own device is here to stay. To accommodate this shift, you need a solution that delivers secure user and device on-boarding and unified policy provisioning across networks. The HP mobility solution lets you protect your network from BYOD activity by addressing user actions, malicious or otherwise. Learn how you can deliver what users want—the ability to bring their own devices—and what you want—minimal impact.


2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Theater 1


Next generation data center fabrics
David Newman, John Gray
David Newman from Network Test recently completed the world’s largest public 40 GbE test every conducted featuring HP’s next generation FlexFabric Data Center Switching and Router products delivering industry leading scalability, simplicity and reliability. HP and Spirent will provide an overview of the 3rd party test including key objectives, test methodology, test bed environment, and share highlights and results.


3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Theater 5


Connect Worldwide Users Group:


Enterprise Networking SIG meeting

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Murano 3201A


Hands On Labs:


HP SDN Controller: Use SDN to bring dreams to reality
Eric Holton
In this session, you will have the opportunity to program flows and explore the interface of HPs SND Controller.


4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sands 406


HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) F5 Workshop
Bobby Kane, Jeff Stathatos
Demonstration and open forum of F5 integration with IMC


4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sands 402


Thursday, June 13



FlexNetwork delivers simplicity
Nathan Burgess, Robert Owyang
HP is simplifying network architecture and operations. In this session, learn how HP’s focus on network simplification is transforming the industry and how customer Ballarat, is benefiting from these innovations.


9:30 am – 10:30 am 
San Polo 3502


Managing your virtual network resources
Les Stuart
FlexManagement is the network management building block of the HP FlexNetwork architecture. HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) provides a modular, multi-vendor and single-pane-of-glass solution that exceeds customers' network management requirements. This session will discuss a new Network Resource Manager (NRM) module dedicated to virtualized networks and how to quickly instantiate new services in your network. NRM is a networking fabric orchestration engine intended to deliver an intelligent, virtualized, on-demand fabric connectivity for tenants, applications, and services. Serving various networking use models, NRM provides L2 + L3 connectivity & end-to-end QoS, L4-7 services integration by modeling, provisioning, and monitoring “virtual slices” over the physical network.


11:00 am – Noon 
San Polo 3503


Heineken’s LAN Refresh on Mission Critical Locations 
Michel van Gils, Roger Haan
Heineken and HP partnered to refresh its data center, breweries and offices. Listen to Heineken describe their journey from an unstable, old network to a modern HP FlexNetwork Architecture, with HP services.


11:00 am – Noon 
Lido 3004












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